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CCPD Board dismiss Charity Murphy Immediately!!

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Charity Murphy, Executive Director of CCPD, has violated the policy manual in the following ways:

  • Numerous Violations of the Freedom of Information Act policy in the Manual.
  • Becoming a member of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce without Board Approval.
  • Violating the Residency Policy for Employees in that she is not a resident of the District nor the State of Illinois.
  • Creating debt without authority of the Board by trading two seasonal camping spots for two year and a dock rental for one year in trade for painting done by FSG Painters.
  • Failed to get certified payroll records from FSG Painters until approximately 1 year after completion of public works project and still were provided on incorrect forms.
  • Failed to follow Purchasing Policy when hiring FSG Painters.
  • Director fails to ensure funds are deposited timely as required.
  • Director hired in full time employees without enrolling them in IMRF.

In addition I allege that Charity Murphy has violated the following section of the Illinois Constitution:



(a) Public funds, property or credit shall be used only for public purposes.

(b) The State, units of local government and school districts shall incur obligations for payment or make payments from public funds only as authorized by law or ordinance.

(c) Reports and records of the obligation, receipt and use of public funds of the State, units of local government and school districts are public records available for inspection by the public according to law.

(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

In that she has:

  • used public property and funds for personal benefit, therefore not for a public purpose in violation of Article VIII Section 1(a) of the Illinois Constitution
  • incurred obligations for payment to individuals employed by FSG Painters not authorized by law or ordinance in violation of Article VIII Section 1(b) of the Illinois Constitution.
  • failed to provide reports, receipts and/or records of the obligation, receipt and use of public funds of the Clark County Park District to the public, specifically the trade for services with FSG Painters, LLC and their employees and owners in violation of Article VIII Section 1(c)of the Illinois Constitution.

Additionally, Charity Murphy has violated the Illinois Park District Code (70 ILCS 1205/4-6

No member of the board of any park district, nor any person, whether in the employ of said board or otherwise, shall have power to create any debt, obligation, claim or liability, for or on account of said park district, or the monies or property of the same, except with the express authority of said board conferred at a meeting thereof and duly recorded in a record of its proceedings.

In that she created an obligation totaling $8450.00 to FSG Painters, LLC and/or it owners and/or employees in property (services).

Finally, I allege that Charity Murphy has committed crimes under the Illinois Criminal Code(720 ILCS 5)specifically as follows:

  • Official Misconduct (720 ILCS 5/33-3)
  • Theft (720 ILCS 5/16-1)by deleting her electric charges or instructing someone else to delete her electric charges that she was not entitled to as part of her compensation package.
  • Computer Fraud (720 ILCS 5/17-50) by either deleting her electric charges or instructing someone else to delete her electric charges.
  • Computer Tampering (720 ILCS 5/17-51)

(a) A public officer or employee or special government agent commits misconduct when, in his official capacity or capacity as a special government agent, he or she commits any of the following acts:
(1) Intentionally or recklessly fails to perform any mandatory duty as required by law; or

(2) Knowingly performs an act which he knows he is forbidden by law to perform; or

(3) With intent to obtain a personal advantage for himself or another, he performs an act in excess of his lawful authority; or

(4) Solicits or knowingly accepts for the performance of any act a fee or reward which he knows is not authorized by law.

(b) An employee of a law enforcement agency commits misconduct when he or she knowingly uses or communicates, directly or indirectly, information acquired in the course of employment, with the intent to obstruct, impede, or prevent the investigation, apprehension, or prosecution of any criminal offense or person. Nothing in this subsection (b) shall be construed to impose liability for communicating to a confidential resource, who is participating or aiding law enforcement, in an ongoing investigation.

(c) A public officer or employee or special government agent convicted of violating any provision of this Section forfeits his or her office or employment or position as a special government agent. In addition, he or she commits a Class 3 felony.

(d) For purposes of this Section, "special government agent" has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection (l) of Section 4A-101 of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act.

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